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When learning about the real world is better done virtually: A study of substituting computer simulations for laboratory equipment
This paper examines the effects of substituting a computer simulation for real laboratory equipment in the second semester of a large-scale introductory physics course. The direct current circuitExpand
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A Study of Educational Simulations Part 1 - Engagement and Learning
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Interactive computer simulations with complex representa tions and sophisticated graphics are a relatively new addition to the classroom, and research in this area is limited. Expand
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Developing and researching PhET simulations for teaching quantum mechanics
Quantum mechanics is counterintuitive, difficult to visualize, mathematically challenging, and abstract. The Physics Education Technology (PhET) Project now includes 18 simulations on quantumExpand
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PhET: Interactive Simulations for Teaching and Learning Physics
The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project creates useful simulations for teaching and learning physics and makes them freely available from the PhET website (http://phet.colorado.edu). TheExpand
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A Study of Educational Simulations Part II – Interface Design
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This paper is Part II of a two part series. Expand
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Dashboard to evaluate student engagement with interactive simulations
Student engagement with interactive simulations is affected by the prompts and activities teachers choose to couple with such simulations. In this early work, we introduce a prototype dashboard toExpand
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Dashboard to Evaluate Student Engagement with PhET Simulations
Student engagement with interactive simulations is affected by the types of prompts and activities teachers choose to couple with such simulations. In this work, the design of a dashboard isExpand
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The Physics Education Technology Project: A New Suite of Physics Simulations
Provide resources for educators that include: Examples of learning goals that are well addressed by using the simulations. Lecture versions of each simulation with larger fonts and instructor controlExpand
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